Lab-Roundel

Second Year Biochemistry

Course Director Semester I : Dr. Maria Tuohy  
Contact: maria.tuohy@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 492439

Course Director Semester II : Dr Michael P Carty  
Contact: michael.carty@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 493695.  

Academic Appointments are available by prior arrangement. Please email  the academic concerned in advance to schedule a convenient time to you both. 

Second year modules delivered by Biochemistry

 

Topics

Lectures

Practicals

Continuous Assessment

Semester I

B0201 Molecular and Cellular Biology

Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology,

Biomolecules & their importance in living cells,

Genomes & Genome Organization.

Venue: O’Flaherty Theatre
Mon 11-12 noon;
Tues 5-6 pm;
Wednesday 9-10 am;
Thursday 11-12 noon

Total 28 lectures

None

5 computer-based MCQ tests.
When: Wed 6-8pm
Where: IT106 & Finnegan suites

BI208 Protein Structure and function

The relationship between Protein structure and function.   

Proteins as essential biocatalysts in cells.

Methodologies relevant to the analysis of proteins, protein structure and function (Practical component).

Venue: O’Flaherty Theatre
Mon 11-12 noon &
Tues 5-6 pm &
Wednesday 9-10 am &
Thursday 11-12 noon.

Total 12 lectures

Venue: Biochemistry teaching lab
Tues 2-5 pm or
Thurs 2-5 pm or
Fri 10-1 pm.
Total 6 practicals

2 computer based MCQ tests on the lectures; 1 MCQ on the practical course
When: Wed 6-8pm
Where: IT106 & Finnegan suites
Practical coursework
2 written assignments.

Semester II

BI206 Gene Technologies and Molecular Medicine

Molecular biology and cloning,

Molecular medicine.

Mon: 12-1pm IT250 &
Tues:5-6pm IT250 &
Wed: 12-1pm Anderson &
Thurs:11-12noon Anderson

Total 11 lectures + introduction & concluding

Venue: Biochemistry teaching lab
Tues 2-5pm or
Thurs 2-5pm or
Fri 10-1pm.
Total 8 practicals + tutorial

3 computer based MCQ tests.
When: Wed 6-8pm
Where: IT106 suite  & Finnegan suites
1 written assignment
1 Bioinformatics computer assignment

BI207 Metabolism and Cell Signalling

Energetics of the cell,

Nitrogen metabolism,

Lipid metabolism Signal transduction Integration of metabolism.

Mon: 12-1pm IT250 &
Tues:5-6pm IT250 &
Wed: 12-1pm Anderson &
Thurs:11-12noon Anderson

Total 28 lectures + introduction & concluding

None

5 computer based MCQ tests.
When: Wed 6-8pm
Where: IT106 suite  & Finnegan suites